O artista transdisciplinar lusófono Welket Bungué, da Guiné Bissau, é o convidado deste ano, com mostra especial dedicada à sua obra.
No domingo, 11 de abril, às 17h, ocorre debate com o artista. Transmissão ao vivo pelo YouTube do festival
Foto: Kristin Bethge
Welket Bungué is originally from the Balanta tribe, was born in Xitole (Guinea-Bissau) on February 7th, 1988. He is a Portuguese-Guinean actor and film director. His father was Paulo T. Bungué, a Forest Engineer and expert in Guinean forest territory, specialized in cashew tree cultivation, and its mother is Segunda N 'cabna, an ex-military and retired Guinean National Guard. He had as maternal reference Maria de Fátima B. Alatrache, his father's last wife. Son of emigrants, Welket began his artistic training in 2005. He belongs to the theater companies Rastilho (Lisbon) and Homlet (Beja) where he is also a co-founder. He holds a degree in theater from the Actors branch (ESTC / Lisbon) and a postgraduate degree in Performance (UniRio / Brazil). He is a Permanent Member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema since 2015, and a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie since 2020.
In 2012, he was awarded as "Best Actor" for his performance in 'Mütter'. In 2019 he produced more than six short films such as 'Jah Intervention', 'It's Good To Meet You' or 'Run If You Can, Dance If You Dare' and its films have been screened on several international film festivals such as Africlap (France), Zanzibar Intl. Film Fest., Afrikamera (Berlin), IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Fest. or Stockholm Dansfilmfestival. He also directed the short films 'I Am Not Pilatus'(2019), 'Arriaga'(2019) and 'Bastien'(2016) in which he was distinguished with the “Best Actor Award” and “Best First Film Award” by Shortcutz Awards 2017 in Ovar and Viseu (both in Portugal). In 2019 he was awarded with an “Angela Award - On The Move” at the Subtitle Festival in Kilkenny (Ireland), by Richard Cook and Steve Cash.
Welket Bungué starred the cast of 'Joaquim', by Marcelo Gomes (Intl. Competition Berlinale 2017), 'Body Electric' (IFFR 2017), 'Kaminey', by Vishaal Bahardwaj, 'Letters From War' (Intl. Competition Berlinale 2016), by Ivo M. Ferreira, and he stars Franz Biberkopf in 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' (Intl. Competition Berlinale 2020), the new film by the Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani, which lead him to a nomination for the Silver Bear and a nomination as “Best Male Lead” at the LOLA awards of the German Film Academy (Deutscher Filmpreis).
Welket is finishing the writing of his first book “Corpo Periférico”, an autobiographical essay about authorial cinematographic production based in the homonym concept of “self representation cinema”.
READ HERE, EXCLUSIVELY, THE INTRODUCTION OF THE UNPRECEDENTED “CORPO PERIFÉRICO”, UNPUBLISHED BOOK BY WELKET BUNGUÉ. (EMBEDAR OU HYPERLINK DO ISSUU QUE ESTOU PROVIDENCIANDO)
WELKET BUNGUÉ ON THE WEB
INSTAGRAM – @welket_bungue
FILMOGRAPHY AS A DIRECTOR
Vain Soul (web-série de 4 episódios - 2018)
Who They Are (2017 - 2019)
And We Did Nottin (2019)
I Am Not Pilatus (2019)
Jah Intervention (2019)
Run If You Can, Dance If You Dare (2019)
It's Good To Meet You // N'sumande Tchalih Hudi (original title, in Balanta) (2019)
Ex Exploiter Expropriator (2019)
Kau Berdi (2019)
Lisbon, Podium Of Chimeras Or Status Quo Ante Bellum (2019)
Peripheral Workout (2020)
Cacheu Cuntum (2021)
WELKET BUNGUÉ ON THE PRESS
ÁUDIO 194 – Welket Bungué, on IndieLisboa, with the film Arriaga – Rádio AfroLis
TALENT’S CARTOGRAPHY – OBS Lab
CINE ÁFRICA INVITES THE DIRECTOR WELKET BUNGUÉ
In this interview, the Guinean-Portuguese multiartist Welket Bungué talks about afrodiasporas, transits, new spaces of power, (neo)colonialisms, new physical and cultural borders, marginalized and political bodies, aesthetic choices, globalizing perspectives, and, of course, cinema. The concepts of self-representation and peripheral bodies proposed by the author call attention, as they are related to his experiences in several places he visited and lived (Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, France, Germany). Welket proposes a deconstruction of the ideas of “peripheral” and “self-representation”, pointing out that the peripheral subject has the ability to move through different spaces and perceive different perspectives in the same context; and self-representation as a civic and artistic attitude towards the world. e a autorrepresentação como uma atitude cívica e artística diante do mundo.
2020 CC Ana Camila de Souza Esteves, Jusciele Conceição Almeida de Oliveira, Morgana Gama de Lima
WORK SHOWREEL AS AN ACTOR